Editor's note: In 2019 heritage reissues are NBD. But back in 2015 the rules of the game hadn't yet been nailed down. One of the standouts back then (and indeed now) was Oris, with their Divers Sixty-Five — it was a near perfect take. And one worth taking a second look at …* The story in a second: The Oris Divers Sixty-Five really could be a case study as to what a truly excellent vintage reissue should look like all the elements are there, including classic good looks, fidelity to an historic model, contemporary convenience and credit card-friendly price. It's an example of how the Swiss watch industry can, on occasion, be bailed up by David, the little guy. An obscure mid-'60s diver was not meant to be any kind of talking point at the 98-year-old Baselworld fair. But it was. And the small-sized 40mm watch had a big impact. It was one of the surprise hits, and one of the best vintage reissues of the fair. But if you think about it, we shouldn't have been too surprised that this watch came from Oris. The independent brand certainly has the capacity to produce quality watches, and this one…

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